Australia’s largest rail freight business, Aurizon, is supporting the exciting growth trajectory of Lynas Rare Earths in WA with the announcement of a new five-year transport and logistics services contract through to 2026.
Aurizon has been providing transport services to Lynas since 2015, moving rare earth concentrate from Mount Weld to Aurizon’s rail loading facility and container terminal at Leonora, and then railing it through to Fremantle Port.
The newly-inked agreement extends Aurizon’s contract to service the new Rare Earths Processing Facility project which is due to be operational by mid-2023.
Aurizon’s General Manager Iron Ore and Central West, Anna Dartnell, said the business is able to provide whole of supply chain solutions for its customers, supported by locally-based facilities and a talented regional workforce.
“Aurizon’s scale also allows us to rapidly support the exciting growth plans of Lynas, one of the world’s leading suppliers of rare earths,“ she said.
She said Aurizon is continuing to expand its business to tap into the rapidly-growing demand for future-facing commodities such as rare earths, copper and lithium, together with traditional industries such as grain and agricultural inputs.